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Fall 2016 Course Flyers

AMS 696/998

Race & The Korean War

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AMS 344

Jewish American Literature & Culture

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AMS 320

Border Patrolled States

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AMS 334

Chicana/o Movements

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Why Choose American Studies?

What exactly is “America”? America as we’ve known it is changing. The nation is experiencing greater racial and ethnic diversity. Concerns about the environment, food and poverty, and sustainability are being addressed, and solutions sought. The public is demanding greater equality for all, regardless of sexual preference or socioeconomic status. American culture is becoming increasingly diverse and its population more transnational. What are the meanings and boundaries of American citizenship? Who is “American” and who determines this? Read More »

David Roediger,  University of Kansas, American Studies,  Foundation Professor giving his Presidential address of the ASA in Toronto.

Upcoming Events

Professor Roberta Maierhofer, University of Graz, Austria
Gender, Age, and Culture: An Anocritical Approach
Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union, U of Kansas
Event flyer (PDF)

Lunch and Learn Conversation with Lalo Alcaraz
Creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip,
"La Cucaracha!"
September 15th, 11-12:30
The Traditions area of the Union (4th floor).
Event flyer (PDF)

State of the College 

Dean Carl Lejuez invites faculty, staff and students to learn about initiatives and developments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. A brief overview will be followed by ample time for Q&A.
Sept. 27, 4 p.m.

The Commons
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THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 2016, 3:30-5:00 PM
The Disability Studies Seminar with LEROY MOORE
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Hall Center 
Auditorium from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
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Professor Roberta Maierhofer
University of Graz, Austria
Gender, Age, and Culture: An Anocritical Approach
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
3:30–5:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union
Event flyer (PDF)

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